Turkey restores access to Wikipedia after more than two years of ban

Backin April 2017, Wikipedia had entries that accused Turkey of having links to terrorist organisations.


Turkey restored access to online encyclopedia Wikipedia after the official publication on Wednesday of a Constitutional Court ruling that the more than two-year block was a violation of freedom of expression.

The detailed version of the ruling published in the Official Gazette opened the way for an end to the ban, put in place in April 2017 due to entries that accused Turkey of having links to terrorist organisations.

 Turkey restores access to Wikipedia after more than two years of ban

Wikipedia. Image: AFP

Access to the website is set to be restored once the ruling, passed by a 10-to-six majority in the court, has been conveyed to the telecommunications watchdog.

Wikimedia Foundation, the nonprofit organisation that hosts Wikipedia, had applied to Turkey's highest court to challenge the block.


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